Loren ShackelfordLoren Shackelford Promoted to Market President in NWA

November 1, 2018

FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS – John Ed Chambers III, CEO of Chambers Bank, has announced the promotion of Loren Shackelford to Market President/Chief Lending Officer of the Northern Division. Shackelford joined Chambers Bank in 2014 as its Chief Lending Officer for the Northern Division, a role he will retain.

Shackelford has more than 26 years’ experience in banking–all in northwest Arkansas. After beginning his career with the Bank of Fayetteville in 1992, he held senior leadership roles at Arvest Bank, Signature Bank and First Security Bank.

In this expanded role, Shackelford will work alongside Chambers Bank Executive Vice President J.R. Meeks to oversee the Bank’s growth strategy for the northwest Arkansas region. “We are excited to have Loren leading our Northern Division,” president Mike Donnell said.  “During his tenure as Chief Lending Officer for that division, the Bank’s assets have grown over 20%, and Loren played a key role in that growth.”

Shackelford holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Arkansas and is a 2003 graduate of the Southern Methodist University Graduate School of Banking. 

Chambers Bank is a community-focused financial services company headquartered in Danville, Arkansas. Founded in 1930, Chambers Bank currently operates 18 branches throughout Arkansas.


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